Saturday, July 26, 2014

Password Recovery never's been so easy

There is a nifty utility allows you to reclaim your password: Activate the utility, drag the mouse cursor onto the password field and your password is revealed instantly.

Windows systems allow a convenient storage of frequently used passwords, such as the password of your dial-in ISP or FTP connection or GTALK or any other application. However, since you no longer enter the saved password manually, you tend to forget them. What are you to do when you need to know one of the saved passwords? The password is staring right at you, but is hiding behind a row of ***** asterisks.

For 9x and NT users the solution was to use a password recovery utility that displayed the passwords inside the box. But as many users upgrade to Windows XP they realize that Microsoft changed the security of the password boxes and all old password recovery tools fail on Windows XP. But with the new iOpus Password Recovery users can reveal their forgotten passwords on XP and Windows 2000 as easily as on Windows 98 or Windows ME.

iOpus Password Recovery XP is the first tool of its kind that works automatically on Web pages, Windows 9x/NT and Windows 2000/XP systems

Trial version will only display the 1st three letters of the password.

If you want to recover full password, without even paying for pro version, then paste full password and recover first three characters. Then paste it again, DEL DEL DEL i.e. delete first three characters, and doing this you recover next 3 characters of your password. Keep repeating this process until you get sufficient characters to remember your password.

Thanks to Santosh Tuppad for pointing this out.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The HALF-BAKED truth about Open Source Testing Tools

Open Source!!! Free!!! Sounds exciting! Isn’t it? Well, I am not against using open source tools and hence I’m going to say YES along with many of you. But everything has some limitations and open source testing tools are no exception. It is upto the users, aka, “the testers” to understand whether open source testing tools will be a good choice or not? Let’s enlighten ourselves with some of the limitations that are a part and parcel of most open source tools especially the ones for testers.

Read the complete article here!